Minister Mr K T Rama Rao laid the foundation stone at Fever Hospital for the construction of a retaining wall for the water channel at Hussain Sagar as part of the Strategic Nala Development Program (SNDP). It is estimated to cost Rs 68.4 crore. Many colonies in the vicinity of Nala were inundated by rains last year.
He assured the residents that they would build a protective wall to prevent a recurrence.
Addressing the gathering, Mr Rama Rao said “Hussain Sagar surplus water flooded several residential areas last year throwing the public life out of gear. Hence it was decided to build a 12-kilometer retaining wall. With the construction of the protective wall, water can be prevented from entering the residential localities.
Stating that the government was keen on protecting the lives and property of people, it was decided to undertake expansion of canals in all zones under SNDP. He revealed that Rs 858 crore has been released for the development of canals under the first phase. Rs 163 crore in Secunderabad zone, Rs 112 crore in LKR zone, Rs 113 crore in Khairhatabad zone, Rs 63 lakh in Charminar zone, and Rs 63 lakh. The outskirts of municipalities Mirpeta Municipal Corporation would get Rs 45.62 crore among other municipalities on the outskirts of the state capital.